Red Star 1963 Air Force Chronograph Seagull ST19 38mm Sapphire

Delivery Time:
1-2 days

Movement: Caliber Seagull ST19

Watchcase: stainless steel, polished

Diameter: 38mm

Height: 14mm

Bandwidth: 18mm

Lug to Lug width: 47mm

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Seagull 1963 Chinese Air Force Watch 38mm Seagull ST19 with sapphire crystal, swan neck fine regulation and crystal back.    

This Seagull 1963 comes with 2 textile nato straps in green and black - also with screwed crystal back.

We also include an additional high quality RIOS1931 leather strap or Milanaise steel strap - choice above, pictures see picture gallery below!

This is certainly always a question of personal taste, but my favorites with this dial are the brightbrown - cognac - leather straps RIOS1931 INZELL Bio and the Louisiana Crocodile Calf.

Youtube video of the different types of straps on this watch:

This Seagull  1963 Chronograph caliber Seagull ST19  has a polished stainless steel case with 38 mm diameter and 14 mm height and a screwed crystal back .
Powered by the mechanic manual winding column wheel chronograph caliber  Seagull No. ST19 , with 45 hours power reserve, 21.600 halfrotations/hour,  shock protection, and 21 jewels.

3 ATM waterproof.
Seagull in Tianjin bought the production machines from Switzerland in the 60´ies - therefore this very nice  caliber is the successor of the famous Venus 150 Column-wheel-caliber - similar to the famous Poljot 3017 caliber.

The dial has chinese characters, a silver metal dial with golden numbers and indexes. The hands are  blue. The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design.
The chinese characters on the dial stand for "Made in China"

Diameter is 38 mm - with crown 40 mm.  With clear crystal back!
18 mm bandwidth; Lug to Lug width 47mm.


Delivery is inclusive   watchcase, the original green textile strap and an additional black nato textile strap.

This 1963 model is available in 38mm with sapphire or acrylic crystal or as bigger versions with 40 & 42mm diameter - you can find here all 1963 models =

Video =  comparison of the 38mm and 42mm  watches =

About 12  years ago I had a customer traveling from China visiting my office and I saw by chance on his wrist this watch - I was thrilled of this watch  right away,  therefore I import it now  directly from China and I am happy to offer these watches to my customers now! 

As our partners and now also friends in China have a very intense quality testing (ISO9001) for us and as we test these watches carefully here in Munich again, we have very good experience and feedback with these ST19 calibers!

Certainly you have also 2 years full warranty on this watch and also repairs or service are no problem as my experienced watchmakers have all original parts available. 

In 1961 the Tianjin Watch Factory in China had already become famous for the production of the first Chinese watch. Then the factory was commissioned to produce the first Chinese pilots chronograph for the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army. Until October 1962 the factory was producing three charges of the pilot's watch. In late 1962, then came together 38 experts from various fields (Chinese Minister of Industry, Flight Commander, Navy supervisor, etc.) to examine the watch. After the meeting, the Tianjin Watch Factory was officially charged with the production of the watch. In 1963 the factory then manufactured and supplied  1400 aviator watches to the Chinese Air Force.

Video = how to change the straps on this Seagull:

Do you still have capacity for another video? Here you can see our Youtube comparison of the 38, 40 and 42mm Seagull 1963:


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